Bristol Regional and Holston Valley receive American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014.

The award recognizes the hospitals' commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It signifies they have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Bristol Regional and Holston Valley consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters. They also met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. 

Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).